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We can supply you with just
what you want in Christmas
and much the lowest prices.
We want to thank all our
friends for their generous trade
with lis and to wish you all a
Merry Christmas and a Happy
and Prosperous New Year.
Especially Those Interested in Sad
dle or Speed Horses.
Wedded at Midnight in Republic
A marriage performed amid the
rattle of typewriters, the click of
telegraph instruments and the
steady grind of linotype machines
in The Republic office early yester
day brought to a successful termi
' nation the courtship of Miss Elsie
Barton and Harry Wright, of Shel
The Reverend Jacob E. Meeker,
of the Compton Heights Congrega
tional church, performed the cere
mony. There was a copy boy for the
ringbearer. The telephone operator
acted as bridesmaid and the staff
photographer took the wedding pic
tnro A "Hpvil" from ' the comDOS-
ing room conducted the couple to
the corner where the ceremony
took place. Printers, pressmen, re
porters, editors, messengers and
-the miscellaneous human equip
ment of a newspaper office, made
up the guests.
Even the charivari was arranged.
All the pieces of metal in the com
posing room were employed and
furnished the noisiest noise im
aginable. "Oh, I.m so glad we are married
at last," said the bride with a sigh
of relief. "I was just afraid that
something might happen any min
ute to stop us. My folks have ob
jected to our marriage on account
of my. age, but I am old enough to
know that I love Harry, and that's
" etiougtW Isn't it. dear?" Republic.
James Divan and wife of Colora
do Springs, have arrived to visit
their parents, Dr. and Mrs. R. K.
Hannibal, Dec. 16. Fire which is
supposed to have originated from a
defective flue almost completely de
stroyed the wholesale house of the
Goddard Grocery Company at 116
North Third street. The fire broke
out at about nine o'clock this morn
ing and the entire fire fighting force
of the city did not have the flames
under complete subjection until af
ternoon. The total loss will exceed
$25,000 in which there is understood
to be an insurance of $20,000. The
store is a branch of the St. Louis
house and is under the management
of D. H. Hafner.
Herb Hume, of Wichita, Kan., is
visiting his parents, Judge and Mrs.
N. L Hume.
j Palmer's Perfumes.-L M. Wood.
Mrs. E. J. McMullen and children,
; Harold and Miss Mildred, of Hun
, newell, have been the guests of Mrs.
j C. Davis and family.
! Louis Lear left Tuesday for
Pueblo. Colo., to visit his mother
' who is there for the benefit of her
THE PRICE OF
See Saw Up and Down
The time to buy coal is when the
price is down. You cannot make a
better investment than to place
your order for coal how. The dif
ference in the price, to say' nothing
about the service, will pay you.
A Handsome Profit - .
" . '
on the money invested. We have
just received a fresh supply of that
famous Sootless Coal You will
certainly need It Better buy now.
Mrs. A. H. Green.
Palmer's Perfumes. L. M. Wood!
Miss Nettie Durst of Ely, has
been the guest of Monroe friends.
Miss Laura McClure of Hunne
well. has been the guest of her
friend, Miss Elizabeth Boulware.
Mrs. Al Vaughn and Miss Pearl
Landrum of Hunnewell, have been
with Monroe friends.
Misses Lilly and Emma Calvert
have returned from LaGrange col
lege for the holidays.
Chicago, Dec. 21. "I wish they
hadn't brought any more children
to our house. We've got ten al
ready and I have enough to do tak
ing care of the house without any
more babies," said Rosie Goldfein
yesterday when she had been in
formed that her mother had given
birth to triplets. ,
Dr. T. C. Proctor left Tuesday for
Cuba where he will spend the win
ter in the interest of his health. .
"Xmas Post Cards. L M.'Wood.
The Presbyterian ladies have
shipped two large packages of
clothing and other things to the
Cherry mine sufferers.
Races, yes, such races from start
to finish, from first day to the last
four days of such racing has never ,
been seen in St. Louis, Sedalia or
elsewhere in the state and here is
the proof of the statement.
Prof Wm. M. Ridge, of Shelbina.
for years o tutor in the New York 1
Riding School, for years a lover of
last Horses and lor years has watch-1
ed the best horses on earth on the
best tracks that man could make j
"Lexington, Ky., never put up
such a four day's race." "I've seen
them all you know." "It was a race
from the first to the last Races
that would warm the hearts of
Englishmen. Races such as even
Rome never dreamed of."
"What did I mean by your op
portunity?" "Why this."
I stood at the entrance to your
fair grounds and looked at it, and
thought, "Great Jupiter" if that in
its natural beauty, location, rail
road facilities could not be turned
into a horsemen's paradise, then I
know of no place in America that
"Heavens, look at that lovely slope
the shade, the lake, the artesian
water." "Boy do you know what
you folks are missing? I'll tell
you." This fair and races through
the horsemen will make you known
from San Francisco to New York,
from Montreal, Canada, to New Or
leans, and your location is ideal,
half way between everywhere."
"Now just inside those gates
erect your pavillion and establish a
world-wide horse sale, and when I
say that I mean it."
"The only question is, will Mon
roe go after it? If she does, it is
We respectfully refer Prof. Ridge,
thoughts gained from years and a
world-wide experience to the fair
association for thought and we
freely, frankly ask "Why not?"
Why not let Prof. Ridge show the
way and now that we see it grasp
The above is as clipped from the
Monroe City DEMOCRAT of Aug.
20. 1908 which shows the paper is
not a laggard in anything that is of
present or future interest of or for
the welfare of any class of citizens
And that is the why, this paper
last week advocated holding the
Directors Meeting of the American
Saddle Horse Breeders Association
in Monroe City.
The only question is: Will the
Saddle Horse Men of Missouri get
io you is in the
spirit. Come and
make this studio
a resting place in
i our artistic sense
by looking at our
They will proba
bly suggest to
you the desira
bility of having
some of yoursulf
to your friends.
If so we will guar
antee you the
very best atten
tion and the very
ice! Come in the
Lysander Robinson and Miss Vel
ma Sorrell. the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Sorrell of near Hunne
well were married Thursday by
Rev. J. 0. Whitworth. The Democrat
joins their many friends in wishing
them a long happy prosperous voy
age down the stream of life.
Jim's Baby Show.
J. J. Dimmitt was to have ;had a
rousing baby show at his jewelry
store Saturday, but Jack Frost
called it off.
You see there was only three
yjung mothers Mrs. J. 3. Harris
Mrs. Maurice Hickman and Mrs. V.
Sharp who had the hardihood to
bring their babes out in the cold.
So the show was declared off and
yet the disappointment was not so
keen for Mr. Dimmfct 4ave each of
the little ones, Masters Earl Harris
and "Reginald Sharp and Miss Jewell
Hickman a pretty baby ring.
Palmer's Perfumes. L. M. Wood.
Monroe City Mo
Dear Santa Claus Dec 13 1909
I am a little girl 5 years
old I dont go to school I live in the
country I come to Monroe to see
my Granma an Granpa Every week
I want you to bring me a doll and a
gocart Some candy nuts and oranges
and dont forget little Sister Lillie
and bring something nice good by
Your little friend
Government ownership is apt to
mean the rule of the bureaucrat.
This will not always be so. but it
will be until we evolve a race of
business men, and make graft a
disgrace. So says Elbert Hubbard.
Schraffts Candies. L. M. Wood.
Big Meeting Farmers' Club.
The "Farmers' Club" that was re
cently organized in Ralls county,
held a rousing and enthusiastic
meeting last night in the Mills
Creek school house. The school
house was literally packed, every
seat being occupied and standing
room being at a premium. The
principal speakers were Hon. W. B.
Fahy, representative of Ralls coun
ty, and the Hon. W. F. Rhodes, of
Monroe county, and these excellent
speakers entertained the farmers
for about two hours. This was the
third meeting held by the club
since organization a few weeks ago
and quite a number of new mem
bers were received. The farmers
have organized for mutual protec
tion and their meetings are very in
teresting. After the speaking last
night an oyster supper was served
and it was free to all. - Hannibal
Palmer's Perfumes. L. M. Wood.
Mrs. A. M. Patterson left Tues
day for Pittsburg, Pa where she
will spend the winter with a daugh
ter. W. C. Motley has been a busi
ness visitor in Shelbina.
Mrs. Rose McAllister and daugh
ter, Miss Mae, were shoppers in
Masters Russell and H. B. Mudd
Jr., went to Hannibal Thursday to
Schraffts Candies. L. M. Wood.
H. C. Null of Inola, formerly Katy
agent in Monroe, was with former
Will O'Daniel was with friends m
St. Louis yesterday.
Mrs. Jefferson Taylor of Ely, was
with Monroe friends Tuesday.
Marion McFarland of Rensselaer,
has been with the homefolks.
Mrs. Ira Bond of Ely, has been
with Monroe friends.
Mrs. John Smith has been visit
ing relatives in Ely. ,
' The ice men began filling " their
houses Monday with 8 inch ice
Mrs. Vincent Huebsch was with
Hunnewell friends Tuesday.
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